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the outgoing pentagon chief set to lift the two decades' old ban on women serving on the front lines. plus, after months of delays, secretary clinton testifies on bernanke. -- benghazi. >> we had no doubt there were terrorists militants they killed our people. >> we were mislead there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some americans. what the difference at this point does it make? >> shepard: secretary clintons testifying for the first time about the attack in libya. and facing fierce criticism. >> i'm glad that you're accepting responsibility. i think that ultimately with your leaving you accept the culpability for the worse tragedy since 9/11. i really mean that. >> shepard: tonight, her responses, the emotional moments. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers and sons and daughters. >> shepard: and what we still do not know about the attack in
america." for the first time, the pentagon allows american women to serve in combat roles. britain, germany, and the netherlands are to their citizens to get out of benghazi, libya in response to an imminent threat against westerners. >> just touched a button. it hands you the picture. >> it brought us a new age of instant photography. tonight, we focus on the man whose polaroids help capture our lives in real time. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. it is time for policy to catch up with reality. that was the message that leon panetta said today as he lifted a ban on women serving in combat. acknowledge in the sacrifices which have already been made by both sexes, he talked of a future where everyone would be given the opportunity to serve in front line rolls. what's the next greatest generation will be one of men and women who will fight and die together to protect this nation. that is what freedom is all about. >> leon panetta there. what do these changes mean and how does the u.s. military compare with other countries like britain? our
on the clinton testimony. in other news, huge change tonight in the pentagon's policy toward women in combat. on his way out the door, defense secretary leon panetta is opening the door to put women on the front lines. national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports from the pentagon tonight. >> secretary panetta plans to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening thousands of front line combat to women. the ban had been in place since 1994. the service chiefs have until january 2016 to seek exceptions to certain units. the new directive will open more than 230,000 jobs for women in the army and marines. defense officials say the announcement will be made tomorrow. chairman of the armed services committee, senator carl levin welcomed the decision. "i support it. it reflects the reality of 21st century military operations." but recent studies found women are neither as strong as men in front line positions and socially they may disrupt the all-male units. elaine donnelly of the center for military readiness warns secretary panetta's decision threatens the tip of the
are and what's being done to try to get them? >> well, the pentagon, shep, says that the number one suspect group is this terror group, the al qaeda in the islamic that gram. while 29 militants as you noted have been killed in the assault, the guy who was claiming responsibility for it is an al qaeda associate. his name is mac tar. it is believed he is hiding out in the neighboring african country of mali. that is where french troops right now are battling islamists. the u.s. is not sending combat troops there. it is helping out the french with transport and other manner nabbing the suspect of the killings involved in the killings and the terrorizing of americans that might be a good product of that contribution. shep. back to you. >> shepard: greg palkot. directly in focus tomorrow when secretary of state hillary clinton testifies in front of lawmakers. it's secretary clinton's first time testifying about that we will get a preview of what lawmakers could ask coming up. the housing market rebounds to levels that we haven't seen since before the mortgage meltdown. what does this mean for th
, an exclusive interview with deputy defense secretary ash carter a week after the pentagon issued guidance to propair for as much as $50 billion in automatic cuts this year unless congress approving the deficit reduction package and new spending measures by april. hiring has been frozen and travel and training reduced and civilian worker furloughs and may follow. the guidelines came days before lawmakers edged toward a compromise to avert the so- called fiscal cliff. house republicans agreeing to suspend the debt ceiling in exchange for senate democrats agreeing to pass a budget. all this comes as deputy -- as defense secretary leon panetta prepares to retire and former nebraska senator chuck hagel awaits senate confirmation to take his place. carter served for more than two years as the defense acquisition chief where he drove acquisition logistics and efficiency reforms becoming deputy secretary in october 2011. dr. carter great to have you back. >> thanks, good to be here with you vago. >> something that's been making headlines is secretary panetta changing the guidance to allow women t
is no longer on hold. that's after the pentagon inspector general cleared allen of any wrongdoing in e-mail exchanges with a tampa, florida woman. allen steps down as overall coalition commander in afghanistan next month. the air force's top general vowed today to put an end to sexual misconduct within the service. figures for 2012 show some 800 reported incidents. many of the cases stemmed from a scandal at lackland air force base near san antonio. an investigation there found 32 instructors allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with nearly 60 female service members. at a house hearing, the air force chief of staff general mark welsh called the numbers appalling. >> there is no way we can allow this to happen again. the air force goal for sexual assault is not simply to lower the number. the goal is zero. it's the only acceptable objective. the impact on every victim, their family, their friends, the other people in their unit is heartwrenching. and attacking this cancer is a full-time job and we are giving it our full attention. so far, six training instructors from lackland have be
of defense has no changes planned. >> for more on the pentagon's announcement, i spoke a short time ago to a former army sergeant who served in deployment in iraq. thank you very much for coming in. let me pick up on what the lieutenant general was saying. he says it is not sexist but it would be lowering standards to put women on the front line. >> the military is not lowering standards. women have been serving in combat for a decade now. and one of the other issues that the military struggle is with -- struggles with is that only 25% of people qualify for military service. unfortunately, 75% are to physically unfit, not educated enough, or have criminal backgrounds. if we want to get the best in military service, we need to make sure that women are part of the population. >> you have to open the door for everybody. they would have to meet physical fitness standards. they're not actually lowering standards. few served in iraq. >> i did. >> you were shot at. >> we took small arms fire and direct fire. that is true. >> you were in a combat position? >> that's right, i went on patrol with
. at the pentagon, fox 5 news. >> new at 6:00, amateur video has been released from the hostage crisis stand off from algeria. the footage shows a group of men sitting by a fence. you can see one of the suspected terrorists dressed in black. three americans were killed in the incident. a strong international travel warning for foreigners in libya. urging their citizens to leave benghazi. authorities describe as an imminent military threat comes a day after secretary of state hillary clinton testified about the deadly attack. the threat also follows a deadly hostage attack in algeria. in both incidents terrorist groups claimed responsibility. >>> president obama's choice for secretary of state john kerry had his confirmation hearing today. addressed the relations committee. been a member for the past 28 years. outlined a number of issues facing the united states. chief among them deal wg iran. >> the president has made it definitive. we will do what we must do to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. and i repeat here today, our policy is not containment. it is prevention. >> senator is e
: brit, thank you. >> you bet. >> bret: just who gets to take part in future wars is changing. pentagon today formally announced the intention to allow a new group of fighters on the front lines. national security correspondent jennifer griffin tonight on women in combat. >> with the stroke of a pen, secretary panetta and chairman of joints chief ended a ban on women in combat. general dempsey said he realized women were already on the front lines when he got his armored vehicle in baghdad in 2003. >> i slappe slapped the terret n around the area and said who are you? she said i'm amanda. from that point on i realized something had changed and it was time to do something about it. >> panetta smoke of opportunity -- spoke of opportunity. >> in life, as we know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> marine such as ryan smith, retired sergeant who served in iraq thinks the decision puts lives at risk. >> my first sargent was mortally wounded in iraq and he was the tourett of am fibbous assault v
happening on the ground. bill: jennifer griffin is on the front line of the pentagon every day. what will this change, if anything, for women in the military, jennifer? >> reporter: essentially, bill, this will open 230,000 positions that have previously been that woman in the military had not had access to. it will open the positions in the army and marines in particular because those are the front line infantry troops. secretary panetta plans to make the announcement later today. he will officially lift the ban that has been in place since 199 on women serving in the front lines. again this will be thousands of positions that women had previously been denied access to. the service chiefs have until january 2016 to seek exceptions to certain units. some of the special operations units for instance. women who have been affected by the ban say they were denied promotions as a result of the discriminatory policy over the years, bill. bill: jennifer, women have for some time have contributed to mightily to the war on terror. they drive tanks. they knife airplanes in the air force. a lot
there was no distinct central africa command in terms of the way the pentagon cleaved the world. in 2007 there was africa command and it currently is stationed in europe, not actually in africa. there have been a variety of initiatives to train the soldiers of different african regimes, counterterrorism training, other kinds of training and in fact the soldiers of mali. mali was one of the star pupils in the -- >> and they're the same people now we're fighting. >> right. so i want to turn to mali in a second but first i want to push back -- not push back but to play devil's advocate about this intervention question on libya. when you look at all the negative consequences of libya, what do you say to the point about syria? everything that you could say about libya, weapons, destabilization, refugees, everything that's terrible about what has been the fallout of libya seems to me happening in syria as well where there hasn't been the same intervention and so maybe it's just the nature of the conflict as opposed to what the u.s. or the west does. >> no, that's a copout. it's not the nature
. the pentagon lifts the 20-year ban on women in combat. opening new career opportunities for thousands of soldiers. live coverage coming up of secretary panetta's big announcement. >> perpetrators of these horrific crimes to attain powerful military-stiz weapons. >> can the weapon get bipartisan support? coming up here new york city kirsten with new details on her bill to crack down on illegal gun trafficking. and the lip sync controversy continues. stephen colbert. >> yes, lip-gate. beyonce-gate. the crisis in lipia. beyonc-ghazi. was there a second singer on the grassy knolls? mr. president, the american people demand answers. what did beyonce sing? when did she sing it? is that even beyonce? it could have been sasha fierce. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. as expected, senator john kerry technically still the chair of the foreign relations committee holding his confirmation hearing today and counted no op sxwligs at that meeting. joining me now is senator bob corker, the top republican on the committee. senator, is it safe to assume that barring some unexpected,
pentagon official. in july 2001 he assumed the duties of military assistant to secretary rumsfeld and work daily with the secretary for the next five and a half years. upon retirement from the army continued at the pentagon as deputy assistant secretary of defense homeland defense and american security affairs. please join me in welcoming steve. [applause] >> let me add my welcome to all of you. i think we're going to have a real treat this morning. as john mentioned, i am a special forces officer by profession. so this area is near and dear to my heart. this is kind of what we do or did. it'll let me do it anymore. [laughter] i mentioned to max when he came in a little historical artifact in that when i was a cadet at west point i bought a book that had just been published. a two volume set. it was called war in the shadows , the guerrilla in history by robert aspirate. that book from 1975 until now really has been the sort of a benchmark for this kind of historical review of this subject area. that is a long time for a book tour keep that sort of position. well, with apologies, i think h
world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." for the first time, the pentagon allows american women to serve in combat roles. britain, germany, and the netherlands are to their citizens to get out of benghazi, libya in response to an imminent threat against westerners. >> just touched a button. it hands you the picture. >> it brought us a new age of instant photography. tonight, we focus on the man whose polaroids help capture our lives in real time. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. it is time for policy to catch up with reality. that was the message that leon panetta said today as he lifted a ban on women serving in combat. acknowledge in the sacrifices which have already been made by both sexes, he talked of a future where everyone would be given the opportunity to serve in front line rolls. what's the next greatest generation will be one of men and women who will fight and die together to protect this nation. that is what freedom is all about. >> leon panetta there. what do these changes mean and how does the u.s. militar
on this side and end up right in front of the white house. now they are at the pentagon getting there d.c. time but they are not going and they have got a long wait ahead of them. everybody seems to be in a good mood and everybody is happy to be taking part and it seems less crowded than it was four years ago. i am tori campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> here are more details so you can follow along. the swearing in ceremonies begi 8:00 a.m. pacific time and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. the parade is scheduled to begin at 11:30 testimony -- and we will have another live report. we will area the swears in live and -- swearing in live and we will have it on www.ktvu.com and mobile www.ktvu.com. >>> it happened not far from geneva avenue and one person was shot and killed and another person was taken to san francisco general hospital and is expected to survive. police are still looking for the gunman and alex savage spoke to the mother of the man who was killed and you will hear that heartbreaking interview in the next half hour. >>> police are investigating a suspicious fir
of energy in the world, needs to redouble its efforts. the pentagon is already moving in the right direction, but it's not just about saving money in the long term. it's providing operational flexibility and reducing velarde nurblet from inefficient and dangerous fossil fuels. those fuel tanker trucks in afghanistan and iraq might as well have had great big bull's eyes on them for terrorists. the military knows this, and we should give maximum support even in a time of gradually reducing pentagon budgets. this will pay dividends for defense and to the family budget if the pentagon gets it right. it's clear that america is ready and equal to this challenge. the president has signaled his interests in leadership. the question is whether congress is equal to the challenge, ready with innovation, cooperation and leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, in a remote region of algeria at an oil and gas facility in the dark of night before the sun rose, workers from all over the world were getting ready to si
military brass. question, will the new pentagon policy on women in combat adversely affect military readiness? yes or no. susan ferrechio. >> i think the jury is still out. it is interesting what some in the military have said, that it could be a problem, create tension on the front lines. i think what senator mccain said, if you read closely his comments, we still have to maintain our superlative status as a military, and we can't let policy changes get in the way. of course, i empathize with women who want to be on the front lines fighting but i think first and foremost we have to preserve our superior military and make sure this doesn't change that dynamic in some way, which it could. >> susan, did you see that list it of countries that now have women in this role? >> you've got the number one military in the role. not those countries. our military. >> because women are excluded? >> no, because we've managed to stay number one, and i'm saying we need to stay number one and not let policy changes get in the way. >> women have proven themselves on the battlefield in the nature of w
at pentagon. you may not cross the 14th street bridge. you are able to in the main lanes, but all the experts are completely blocked off. now to jacqui jeras. >> information you need to know. even though temperatures are above average, if you are outside for any length of time today, bundle of. 35 degrees is the temperature right now wind out of the east northeast and 9 miles an hour, so it feels like 28. we will show you are temperatures. by noon, looking at 42-43 degrees. mid afternoon around 3:00, high temperature 47 degrees. temperatures will slowly fall. we have a chance of seeing a brief snow flurries late this afternoon into the early evening. i don't think it will be enough to impact your day. tonight is the blast. breezy and call tomorrow, high temperature between 23 and 27 degrees. more on that coming up after the break. first let's look at your qatar airways travel forecast. >> ♪ ♪ >> on the ground or in the air you can always be assured of our five-star service. >> welcome back. 5:50 is the time. our inauguration coverage continues. scott thuman is near the capital. i imagine
pentagon official. all-star which you. tell me, what's going on in the oil market today as a result of what is going on? >> the prices have been pretty stable on oil, but we saw huge jump up in the u.k. natural-gas market. as we know, algeria is a major supplier of natural gas to europe. because of those concerns with some big spike in the market yesterday. and that think the larger concern, one of the things we have to realize is that in this world of terror, every time we fill up at the gas tank return all light bulb, we're already paying the terror premium that is built into the price. the biggest concern for energy traders in the energy markets is that this type of attack that happened in algeria happens in other places. >> we have seen it in the past. miching algeria be a primary supplier of net gas, number three. that is critically important. a return to your now. i thought al qaeda was dead. that is what i was told by the democrats. >> you have to give the president credit. the second he announced the death an expiration date was put on all the intelligence which recaptured within. s
by the pentagon when it was revealed that he sent e-mails to kelly that some officials found flirtatious. >> so the general allen situation, david, just your gut on that. what a mess. >> i don't know what the internet version of a tempest in a teapot is, but this is one where the pentagon, i think, rushed to investigate behavior, where there was very little evidence of wrongdoing. the fbi and the justice department had been reviewing all these e-mails, as part of their investigation of general petraeus. and they threw them all over the pentagon. the pentagon goes, geez, what do we do now? and they decided, gosh, i guess we better investigate them. so the inspector general at the pentagon was ordered by secretary panetta from his plane, he's traveling and says, gosh, we better do the investigation. so that's been rolling along. and there was never a thought to be evidence of real wrongdoing. general allen has been held up. he's our commander in kabul. he's a very fine general. and so it's good that this finally ended today. >> so what we've got, 9:00 eastern time, in about 15 minutes, the bengha
to bring it here on c-span but the hearing went late. under way at the pentagon, a briefing with general martin dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs and leon panetta, the defense secretary, announcing a change, the lifting of the ban of the use of women in combat. let's get back to the focus of the phone calls here on c-span. biggest foreign policy challenge for the next four years. democratic caller in florida. caller: i have been watching the program all morning and i see the biggest foreign policy challenge in the next four years is not so much one that takes us out of the country as it is bringing democrats and republicans together to do what's best for our country in regards to foreign policy. that's where i see the biggest challenge in the next four years is bringing those two parties together so we can all be safe and enjoy the freedoms that we have today. host: do you think it makes it easier for that to happen with the president appointing someone like john kerry? caller: i think john kerry is a prime example of how we can probably get that done just because of his nature of br
, pentagon, and white house all were quick to call this attack terrorism. >> let's not forget, this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. >> terrorists should be on notice. there will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, north africa,not anywhere. >> the u.s. military sent a c130 and a transport plane to evacuate the wounded, but the algerians are still rejecting any foreign counter-terrorism help at the bp complex. those who escaped described how the algerian military straight the convoy of five buses leaving the compound hitting the first four. an irish hostage to escape told his brother the attackers but bomb built on them as they were transferring them by bus to another part of the facility. others praised the actions of the algerian military. >> ever been so relieved. going off site. >> yesterday the assyrians polled by that the incident was over. that's not true. >> west but to the algerian prime minister he told me that this first operation was complete but this is a larger complex site and they are still pursuing terrorists and possibly some hostages and o
commander now that he's been cleared by the pentagon investigation going back to the petraeus case. thanks to all of you, david sanger and kelly o'donnell, of course, and chris cillizza, see you later. thanks very much. >>> clinton today put a lot of blame on congress for withholding aid. >> we have to get our act together between the administration and congress. if this is a priority and if we are serious about trying it help this government stand up security and deal with what is a very dangerous environment, from east to west, then we have to work together. i also hope we're looking forward, because right now, libya is still dangerous, it is still in a very unstable status, and whatever we can do for them, we at least ought to agree we need to do and get out there and start delivering. >> one of the members of the senate foreign relations committee, who is asking questions, is the new hampshire senator jean chacin, former governor, democratic member of the committee, who was in the hearing room. you're joining us right now from the russell building. senator shaheen? and as we wait for s
center at the pentagon and the c.i.a. operations center. having works as an officer at the center i know that any information that indicates a threat to the safety of american citizens overseas is passed to other agencies mentioned above. if it is a significant message concerning american interests that is received it is the watch officers job to ensure the other agencies are informed." he goes on "there are many questions that need to be answered." i would like to present the questions. first, what was going on at the ops center of the state department in washington, dc, while our consulate was under attack if seven hours? >> we can certainly give you greater center but it is, as you have describeed, the place where communications go in and out. they were placing calls and receiving calls and deeply engaged in trying to help us. they don't reach out on their own but to help us acquire information so we could respond in real time. >> seven hours? there should have been a response. why the delay if laboring it as terrorism when it was immediately known that it was? >> again, i would say,
at the pentagon and the cia's op center. having worked as a watch officer, i know that any information that indicates a threat to the safety of american citizens overseas is passed to other agencies mentioned above. if it's of significant message concerning interest received, it is to watch officer job to make sure the other agency are informed. he goes on, there many questions that need to be answered and would like to present them on his behalf. first and foremost, what was going on at the op center in washington while our consulate was under attack for seven hours? >> they were placing calls and deeply engaged in trying to help us. they don't reach out on their own, but it help us acquire information to respond in realtime. >> in seven hours, goodness gracious. there should have been a response. why did the labeling attack as terrorism when it was immediately known that it was. >> again, i would say, congressman, that we described the attack. i described the attack the next morning and the president called it an act of terror. there was as you will find in reading both the unclassif
here in our country, there are new development this is morning in the national debate over the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat. some of the critics object to the policy, claiming women lack the physical strength to serve in the front lines and mixing genders in combat is not a good idea. but adhaveicates say women should be given the chance to prove themselves, noting that many are serving in combat-related missions with distinction and bravery, on behalf of a grateful nation. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to have you here. more news as the gender barrier fall, thousands ever front-line military roles could open up to women, as soon as this year. but some insist, men special women won't be able to serve effectively when they are working side by side. steve centanni looking at this. >> reporter: the debate continues, even though the policy has changed to acam the reality of today's military. women have been serving in certain combat roles for years. but with the stroke of a pen, last week, outgoing defe
, the organization that bombed the new york city police department, the capital building and pentagon in the 1970's but that is not stopping a teachers grew from hand-picking bill ayers. he will address teacher educators next month in atlanta. ayers was involved in a townhouse bombing in new york city that left three people dead. >>steve: singer james taylor says he knows what gun owners want. >> i think the majority of us feel strongly, even the majority of gun owners feel strongly that we need to make some sacrifice to our freedoms if that's the way to put it. >>brian: is he wearing scalia's hat? >>steve: taylor made the comment after performing at the inauguration. advocates very concerned about the president's proposal on gun control if you take aspirin, it can triple your chances of going blind. those who take it on a regular basis can cause age related macular degeneration. >>gretchen: they tell you to take it for your heart and blood thinning. >>steve: the low dose. >>gretchen: watch this. a huge lighting fixture falls from above landing on the child during a meet in wisconsin. he had just g
and the goal is for african coalitions to eventually take the lead in the fight and the pentagon answering the call to help out france giving intelligence and logistical support. we'll watch that situation to see if it changes. throughout this, analysts say one thing is clear, anti-american terrorism is surging overseas. a former state department official says the future of our policy in that part of the world is something the obama administration had better put first on its list of emergencies to deal with. or wise, keeping us safe here at home is going to get a lot tougher. we'll talk with that expert coming up. and also, the debate that's shaping up to be a huge part of the president's second term. today, the white house standing firm one day after gun enthusiasts nationwide sent d.c. a strong message. stay close. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watcng. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty m
. also on immigration, on internally, even on downsizing the pentagon. i think that will be the president's second term agenda. >> chris: we'll talk about guns in the second segment but i want to talk about debt and the budget. brit, house republicans, they have be busy, too, and held a retreat, in williamsburg and came up with a new strategy which is basically to punt on the debt ceiling. not make the fight about the debt ceiling, pass the three-month extension into april and, instead, make their stand either on march 1, when the automatic sequestration, $100 billion in spending cuts takes effect or march 27 when the government runs out of money. good idea? >> i think so, i think the debt ceiling struggle is probably a loser. the public has been convinced i think to some extent by what amounts to false information, that flows out of the white house and other quarters and throughout too much of the media, that the failure to raise the debt limit would mean an automatic default on international debt which is not true, but, nonetheless, scary. and, i think they didn't want to face that. the
. >> sean: now, some are applauding the pentagon decisions and others say this is a very dangerous idea. joining me now with reaction, a former pennsylvania congressman, three star a admiral, and heather mcdonald. all right, i'm not a conspiracy theorist, isn't it coincident, hillary clinton, after months of waiting and testimony, they announce they're going to come out with this, is that coincidental? >> well, there's a lot of background to this, i think, but that that's the case it's appalling because this is a decision with long-terms consequences that needs to be thought about more deeply. i would assume that this is more about the obama agenda of absolute equality. i keep hearing the justification for this is to improve women's chances of career advancement. i've not heard anybody make the argument that this is a way to maximize our combat effectiveness. >> sean: you talk about this on a column and national view online today and you go into some detail. you talk about it's people in close quarters. you talk about the differences between men and women, the obvious differences and yo
at the pentagon. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, those guys have moved on to the parade route. joining me now is the honor guard of the u.s. marine corp. we are here at the pentagon parking lot where you get a remarkable sense of the security that is in place this is an entirely secure area. and some of the 200 and something buss that are moving more than 9,000 members of the parade four miles to the capitol. everybody here goes through full security before they get near the capitol for the parade later today. we have at least 9,000 participants in the parade, members of all five armed services and the parade will start at 2:30 this afternoon. and the end of the parade is going to be where my colleague is standing right now. >> yes, i think i'm going to get the best part of the parade because the president is going to be sitting down there with the first family, the vice president, the second family, all right here. this is supposed to be a celebration of democracy and i am happy to be part of the celebration. even in this era, you know, of video games
was apparently wise. the pentagon last night issued a statement that allen had been cleared by a military inspector general. his nomination could be back on track soon. as for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. kelley said that and other misleading junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. kelley says her privacy was violated. she became a media target rather than a victim. george? >> she made a compelling case in that piece. okay, pierre, thanks very much. >>> george, now to a big backlash for prince harry overnight. the 28-year-old army captain under fire now for being so candid about life on the front lines in afghanistan. abc's lama hasan has been tracking the latest on the royal fallout for harry. >> reporter: first came the candor. now comes the backlash. this morning, there are new security fears for prince harry. the warrior prince, now a high-value target for the taliban, after admitting he killed enemy fighters in afghanistan. >> take a life to save a life. that's what we sort of revolve
of the united states senate. you can build a pentagon three times in that time frame. it's time that -- to pass a budget out of the united states senate and senator reid should not be paid until it's done. the house has acted responsibly. we have met our deadlines, we have set our priorities, i was part of the house budget committee when we put together budgets that try to get our out-of-control spending under control and rein in our $16 trillion in debt. the sfat has not acted one time in that time frame. it's time to make the hard choices and do the work necessary to restore fiscal responsibility to washington. it's time for senator reid to pass a budget or withhold his paycheck. thank you, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. we'll have order in the chamber, please. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i
cecilia vega is at the pentagon. everybody's getting warmed up there, as well, cecilia. >> reporter: aren't these guys great? how are you doing, george? good morning. we're having a great time out here. this is a staging area for all the marching bands that are going to participate today. 9,000 people marching in this parade, from every, single state around the country. these are my new friends from des moines. everybody say good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> reporter: and their legs, they say, do not hurt. they're ready to march in this parade. we're going to see, not just marching bands and groups like these, floats from all over the country. they're ready to have a good time today, george. >> boy, des moines so important to the president. that's where he won the iowa caucuses in 2008. you see st. john's church, across the street from the white house. president obama and his family, get ready to attend their inaugural service. the president coming right now. he did that four years ago, as well. this is the church of presidents. every president since james madison has at
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